Waterwoman by Lenore Hart

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By early childhood, Annie Revels had everyone's role in life figured out but her own. She understood that her mother was ill and needed to be taken care of. That her father was a waterman, a life she envied. And she understood that her little sister, Rebecca, was unabashedly beautiful. And she was not.

When Annie's father suddenly dies, no one questions which sister will take his place aboard the family oyster boat. And for the first time, Annie falls comfortably and easily into the only place in life she thought she could ever fit in-as a waterwoman.

And then she meets Nathan...

"Sensuous [and] funny...Hart's flavorful dialect, her knowledge of working the water, and her understanding of the complexity of relationships-particularly the ones between sisters-are masterful." (Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canaan)
 

About Lenore Hart

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Lenore Hart was born in Florida. She has earned degrees from the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and Old Dominion University. Hart's fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including The Apalachee Quarterly, Chesapeake Life, Kalliope, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Tidewater Women. Hart has lectured and offered workshops at Florida State University, the Cape May Institute, The United States Naval Academy, George Mason University, Eckerd College, Old Dominion University, and The New College in Sarasota, Florida among other institutions. Hart's work has been featured on Voice of America, in Poets and Writers Magazine, and on the PBS television series Writer To Writer.
 
Published June 1, 2002 by Berkley Hardcover. 256 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Their mother never fully recovered from delivering Rebecca, and not only does Annie have to take charge of the household, but she’s pained further by the fact that Rebecca is beautiful and Annie plain, something especially galling when the two attend local school and the teacher and other student...

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WATERWOMAN is the mesmerizing tale of two sisters, Annie and Rebecca Revels, growing up on an isolated island off the coast of Virginia between the two world wars.

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